13 Festive Cocktail Recipes to Get You Through Any Holiday Party
These holiday cocktails will keep the party going from Christmas until New Year’s.
‘Tis the season to enjoy festive traditions with family and friends. Whether you’re attending a party or hosting dinner at home, these creative cocktails will be sure to get you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit(s).
Pear and Rosemary Sangria
Who says sangria should only be enjoyed in the summer? If you want to serve something festive but also refreshing, this recipe for pear and rosemary sangria is a must. The best part? You can make it up to 2 days in advance, which is perfect for party planning.
Get the recipe: Pear and Rosemary Sangria
Spicy Mulled Wine
There is nothing quite as comforting as drinking mulled wine on a chilly winter night. A mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise are sure to awaken your senses while also warming up your belly. I have a feeling this will be your new favorite cocktail to sip by the fire with friends.
Get the recipe: Spicy Mulled Wine
Clementine and Ginger Old-Fashioned
If your go-to cocktail is an old-fashioned, you may want to consider trying this eclectic alternative. This recipe calls for fresh ginger and clementine—and man is it good! Grab your favorite bourbon and bitters along with a maraschino cherry to garnish—you’re set!
Get the recipe: Clementine and Ginger Old-Fashioned
Using three kinds of alcohol, this holiday punch will do just that. Your guests will appreciate the different mix of flavors and elements in this beverage, while also getting a nice little buzz.
Get the recipe: Holiday Punch
Easy Blender Eggnog
Traditional eggnog is delicious, but why not spice it up with some brandy and nutmeg? Enjoy this easy-to-make eggnog with a slice of pumpkin pie or your favorite Christmas cookie.
Get the recipe: Easy Blender Eggnog
Boozy Apple Cider Slushie
Want to know how to win the holidays? Make boozy apple cider slushies. These delightful frozen cocktails taste like nothing you’ve ever had before. If you want to get super fancy, garnish each drink with an apple slice and cinnamon stick. Your friends will be begging you to make these all year round.
Get the recipe: Boozy Apple Cider Slushie
Molasses-Spiced Spiked Cider
Hosting a holiday happy hour or dinner? Welcome your guests with this decadent spike cider. The molasses add a deep, rich flavor and color, and the spices add a lovely dimension.
Get the recipe: Molasses-Spiced Spiked Cider
Minty Moscow Mule Punch
Who knew a Moscow Mule could be so refreshing? A combination of vodka, ginger beer, and a homemade ginger-mint simple syrup is sure to be hit among friends and family. And to make hosting a little easier, you can serve these mules in a punch bowl so guests can help themselves.
Get the recipe: Minty Moscow Mule Punch
Spiced Apple Kombucha
Wow your guests with this cocktail containing kombucha, spiced rum, and classic winter spices. Make it a few days ahead of your event to let the flavors really come together. Then, serve it up in a highball glass with ice and an apple to garnish.
Get the recipe: Spiced Apple Kombucha
White Negroni Punch
I’m dreaming of a white… negroni. No seriously, this cocktail is so good you’ll want to make it all year round—and you definitely can. It’s refreshing and elegant, but don’t be fooled. It will knock your Christmas socks off!
Get the recipe: White Negroni Punch
Mimosas are perfect to enjoy at a holiday brunch or on Christmas morning. For a little extra holiday sparkle, use pear nectar instead of orange juice—it’s an easy and unexpected way to enhance a crowd favorite. Just don’t forget the splash of lime!
Get the recipe: Classic Mimosa
Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast
Fancy yourself some bourbon? Create a classic bourbon cocktail, with the tartness of fresh blood orange juice. Add bonus: this may be the easiest cocktail to make ever.
Get the recipe: Bourbon and Blood Orange Blast
Rum and Grapefruit Spritzer
This sweet but tart spritzer is incredibly delicious, and easy to make. The fresh grapefruit juice pairs so well with the light rum—plus, the combination of the two creates a beautiful pink colored cocktail.
Get the recipe: Rum and Grapefruit Spritzer